Resurrection of Light

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“No space, architecturally, is a space unless it has natural light.”— Louis I. Kahn
Kimbell Art Museum is opened to everyone in 1972 in Texas, United State of America. The architect was Louis Kahn, regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. Morphologically Kimbell art museum is composed of 16 parallel vaults in 5 rows that the measurement of each of these rows is 30.6 m long, 6 m high and 6 m wide while concrete and travertine stone used mostly in building the museum. Kahn designed a building which “light” is the most important theme to be followed. This building indicated as one of the best designed building of Louis Kahn while many people experience some level of spirituality by entering in to this museum and passing through its spaces.
One of the first questions that Louis Khan asked about the building is, “What does this building wants to be?” and then he tries to reach shapes according to some universal forms regarding functions. Moreover, in Kimbell art museum he was insisting on the idea of a room which building by light while the structure is the giver of light. Another idea which has been used in designing the building was the servant and service spaces which paying attention to the arrangement of the places and their moods.